Birth name : Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel
Born : Lagos , Nigeria
Genres : Afro-Pop
Occupation(s) : Singer, songwriter
Years active : 2012 – present
Labels : Hypertek Digital , 960 Music Group
Associated acts : Chidinma , DJ Baddo , 2face ,
Oyindamola Johnson Emmanuel , popularly known as Dammy Krane , is a Nigerian singer, composer and performer. In January 2012, at age 20, he signed a record deal with
Hypertek Digital and 960 Music Group . He is most famous for his single hit "My Dear". Dammy Krane is known for his melodic voice, engaging lyrics and his exciting genre of African alternative music. Dammy Krane has received several nominations, including the
Next Rated nomination. He won Rookie of the Year at the The Headies 2012 .
Oyindamola Johnson was born in Lagos, Nigeria and originates from the Yoruba ethnic group in South-West Nigeria. Dammy Krane was born to an Oluwakemi Osodi (who was a manager in the fuji music industry at the time). Dammy Krane cites this as an early influence in his career. Starting music at age 6, joined the children’s choir and ministered in various churches. He went to Providence Heights secondary school where he was known for being an amazing dancer and performer. After graduating, Dammy Krane concentrated on his music and worked hard at his craft, eventually establishing himself as an act to watch
Inspired by artistes like Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti , Lagbaja, King Sunny Ade , 2face Idibia , D'Banj and Sauce kid, he started recording songs on his own and performing at various university shows with his ability to merge all genres of music.
He credits his signing to Hypertek Records to a chance meeting with 2face Idibia at a birthday party. He says 2face Idibia had seen him perform and made the decision to sign him.
On 2 June 2017, he was arrested in Miami, Florida for booking a tapjets flight with a stolen credit card . He however came out in a series of tweets to deny his arrest and promised to reveal all that happened in a new material after his release.
On Friday 2 June 2017, the Nigerian news circuit was set ablaze with surprising news that Dammy Krane had been arrested in the US for Grand Theft, Credit Card & Identity Fraud
. In the days that followed more details revealed that the talented Nigerian musician had used a stolen credit card to book a private jet from a company - Tap Jets - while on holiday in Miami. The company had detected the artiste's fraud due to discrepancies in the credit card information he had provided.